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Jeremy Likness
Monroe, WA, USA
02:00 am

Equipment Details:

Svbony sv503 70ED 336mm f/4.8
CGEM-II mount
ZWO ASI294MC Pro cooled camera
Optolong L-eXtreme filter

Post-processing Details:

Stacked in AstroPixel Processor
Processed in PixInsight

Image Details:

7,500 light years away, near the constellation Cassiopeia, a massive nebula of ionized hydrogen, oxygen, and sulfur gas that glows amidst dark lanes of dust sprawls across 2 degrees of view. The Heart Nebula, or IC1805, is energized by the cluster of young, bright stars at its own heart. This is a detailed, wide-angle view of the nebula at 336mm.